Almond Joy Protein Shake

Well good morning, you lovely soul! What’s going on with you? I’m just over hear waking up extra early from being so sore. My workout yesterday made me feel like my forearms were going to explode. And as much as I weirdly like the pain after a workout, I’m not looking for swole forearms. Just not what I’m going for.

You guys…Christmas is NEXT WEEK!! What the hells bells? It came up so damn fast this year! I’m actually heading out today to shop for our white elephant gift exchange AND birthday shop for both my husband and best friend. Both of them have birthdays close to Christmas so they often are forgotten about. So today I’m trying to find the perfect gifts for the two of them. Fingers crossed I can be creative for once in my life.

But get this. My best friend decided she wanted to do a little 5k for her birthday. And since it’s so close to Christmas, it’s an ugly sweater run. They give you an ugly sweater and hand you some hot chocolate with kahlua at the end of the race. The thing is, the day of the race is suppose to be 7 degrees F here. SEVEN! I hate the cold and I hate running as my primary exercise. But I love my best friend and will do whatever she wants to do for her birthday. Even if she is trying to freeze all of her friends to death. So here’s hoping that she decides that brunch and stuffing her face with birthday cake sounds more appealing. COME ON, LAURA, BE NORMAL!

Oh yay, I get to see my brother in law soon!! He is coming in to town with his girlfriend and we are gonna do all sorts of family stuff! I can’t wait to squish his little face! He’s the absolute best and is a senior in college so it’s so fun to keep seeing him grow up every year! He’s almost out in the real world! So cool!!

Ok, that’s all I have to talk about today. Now go make this shake because it’s super easy and extra tasty!! Oh yeah, and PS – stay tuned for THREE holiday inspired recipes next week that you’ll definitely want to have at your holiday celebration!!

PaleOMG Almond Joy Protein Shake


Almond Joy Protein Shake

  • Yield: 2 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread out sliced almonds and shredded coconut on a baking sheet and baking for 8-10 minutes, until coconut and almonds are slightly browned and fragrant.
  2. Place about 1/4 cup of the toasted almonds and coconut into a blender along with all the rest of the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Use a little extra honey to line the rim of 2 glasses then dip the glasses into the extra almonds and coconut. Pour shake mixture evenly in 2 glasses then top with extra almonds and coconut!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


23 thoughts on “Almond Joy Protein Shake”

  1. Hi Juli:
    Just made your buffalo chicken chili today thinking it would last a few days not realizing my 20yr old college son was having friends over tonight. It’s all gone between the three of them! Making more tomorrow for me!! Thanks for all you do! You rock!!

  2. Hey, be careful with the arm swelling. We see a fair share of post-crossfit rhabdomyolysis in the ER I work at. Make sure if you get worse, have N/V, or dark urine…get seen . Hey, not trying to be your mom or anything….just have your back…… 🙂

    1. haha don’t worry, i don’t push myself that hard and i know my limits. 7 years of crossfit and i haven’t come close to that. but thanks for looking out for me!

  3. Just made the almond joy smoothie for breakfast. Delicious! The almond extract does it for me! I love almond flavored food items! Its just the best!

  4. Hi Juli.

    The shake looks delicious—can’t wait to make it! You have created so many wonderful recipes. Great website too! You are so inspiring! Keep up the awesomeness!

  5. What kind of almond milk do you use? Thanks!

    And thanks for doing that scarf tutorial a while back – I was one of the people who asked for it and it helped! I think I might actually have the same scarf (pretty close at least) and after watching the videos and finally wearing it right I get complimented on it all the time! Being 9+ months pregnant with no coats that fit and living in UPSNY I’m glad to have a cute and functional accessory!

  6. Hey Juli,

    slightly off topic. Not sure if my memory’s shot but either through an email or website, I thought I saw a chocolate smoothie recipe where you used Great Lakes
    Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate as one of the ingredients. Now after obtaining a can, I can’t find the recipe! Sup with that? Can u help?

  7. Bummmmer. Despite being a longtime subscriber, I seem to have mislaid the email. Does that mean I can never see the recipe again?? (Save us Paleomg!)

    1. you should be able to find it in your inbox if you’ve been a subscriber for a long time!! if you receive my weekly emails, then you definitely would have received that one too (and you could always find it in your trash folder if you deleted it!

      1. Luckily my cooking is better than my computer knowledge. Of course you’re exactly correct. Found it. Made it. Loved it. Thx.

  8. Everyone loves drinks that bring a balance between health and taste, and I feel that this almond joy protein drink is such a drink. Thank you for sharing the recipe can’t wait to try it.

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